Monday, December 6, 2010

Ho Ho Home Baked Goody Container

Good Bitten by the Bug 2 Monday!  BBTB2's challenge cut of the week was selected by my design team sister Joanna and is the Santa from the Winter Frolic cartridge.  As I am currently planning my baked good gifts for my neighbors, I am also planning packaging for the baked goods.  I am planning to use large crafting paint cans as their size will allow for greater volume. 

The Santa was cut using design studio at 2.5 inches so he would fit nicely on this lacy nestability.  I cut the base Santa in black and the remaining cuts in either red or white cardstock.  I assembled the Santa with glue, using a Copic skin tone marker on Santa's face and cheeks.  I added a gemstone as Santa's cherry nose.  The toy bag and belt buckle were cut in black glittery cardstock.

I cut all five of the lacy edged nesties in pink cardstock.  Santa was attached to the second to the largest nestie. 

The paint can was covered in a blue on blue pattern cardstock purchased from Darcie's.  Using white cardstock scraps and a Spellbinder's large border, I cut the bottom edge border using my Spellbinder's Grand Caliber machine.  The border was then glued to the can.

I found a 1.5 inch diameter snowflake stamp in my stash and decided to add stamped snowflakes to the printed paper.  Snowflakes were also added to some of the pink nestie cuts.

Using a piercing tool and hammer, I pierced the can and attached the large jeweled snowflake brads. The pink nesties were also added around the can.

The top of the can was trimmed in blue, white and silver ribbon, then trimmed out in silver peel offs.  Silver peel offs were also attached to the bottom edge of the can.

Additional ribbons were tied to the handle and for the photograph only I added holographic shred to the can.  In real life the can will be lined with Christmas print food wrap and will contain home baked goodies for my neighbors!


  1. hi susan :) this is so awesome. love the colors and LOVE the pun, ho ho ho~me baked goods!

  2. Too cute. Love the colors. thank you for sharing!

  3. susan that is beautiful. i bought a bunch of those craft paint cans at michaels on black friday with my extra 20% off. i have been thinking of ways to decorate them. thanks for the ideas. i too am going to fill them with baked goods for my friends.

  4. Hi Susan!!! Boy do I wish I was one of your neighbors!!!! You would be sooooo much fun to have in my neighborhood =)

    This is such a BEAUTIFUl gift and I am sure you are going to fill it with lots of yummy treats!!!


  5. Oh My, are there any homes for sale in your neighborhood, I'm moving in, lol! I just love these, and you are going to be a busy gal baking and decorating these cans, that is ALOT of work and they are amazing! My Hubs used to manage a paint store years ago and I always used to get all my cans super cheap, now I have to pay and that's no fun cuz I know what cost is, lol! Love the large white border too!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  6. Susan, love your take on the challenge, great painters tin, love the boarder on the bottom too. Sandi

  7. Great gift how it turned out.

  8. Great packaging idea Susan....but bigger means more cookies, please don't show my mom--it might give her ideas and I can't make ANY more....
    Maria :-)

  9. Susan your Christmas tin is so cute! Your Santa is just adorable! Great job with the challenge! ;)

  10. OOOh yummy! the packaging is as fab as what you'lll be putting inside! Tooo cute! xxD

  11. This Santa cut is the cutest ever!! I love this idea of a tin for baked goods. You have some lucky friends!

  12. That Santa is sooo stinkin cute!! Nice way to package goodies!!! I need friends that make me cookies hehe!